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Near Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Perry Cemetery

 
 
Perry Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 20, 2020
1. Perry Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

The first marked burial at the Perry Cemetery is that of Charles B. Grant (d. 1878), son of Physician James W. Grant who once owned land in the southern part of the T.K. Wheeler survey. Dr. Grant and his wife, Mary, are also buried here.

Thomas and Drucilla (Dowdell) Perry were early landowners here, and it is from them that the cemetery takes its name. When they sold the northern half of the Habermacher survey in 1886 to Christian and Caroline Rumpel (also Rumbel), They stipulated that the existing graveyard be preserved, along with one and a half acres. After Caroline's death and burial here in 1903, Christian sold the property, adding an additional acre to the cemetery, and left Texas.

The cemetery has been in use by the community's residents since the late 1870s. Family names include Anderson, Grant, Franklin, Hargrave, McCracken, Park, Perry, West and Williams. Descendants continue to be buried here, among the many veterans, community leaders and families. Cemetery features include family plots as well as a strangers rest, where those not associated with the larger community or with families interred here could be
Perry Cemetery Marker behind the fence image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 20, 2020
2. Perry Cemetery Marker behind the fence
buried.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13148.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 58.028′ N, 95° 34.586′ W. Marker is near Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Grant Road and East Cypress Forest Drive, on the left when traveling west on Grant Road. The marker is located behind the fence on the right side of the front gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10477 Grant Road, Houston TX 77070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amos Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Matthew Burnett Homesite (approx. 4.4 miles away); Catherine Wunderlich (approx. 4.6 miles away); Kohrville Community (approx. 4.7 miles away); Wunderlich Farm (approx. 4.7 miles away); Peter Wunderlich Home (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Klein Community (approx. 4.9 miles away); Theis (Theiss) Family (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Perry Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 20, 2020
3. Perry Cemetery
The cemetery is visible behind this locked gate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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